numbness
noun see numb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Numbness — Numb ness, n. The condition of being numb; that state of a living body in which it loses, wholly or in part, the power of feeling or motion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numbness — (n.) 1570s, from NUMB (Cf. numb) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Numbness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >insensibility to touch. < N PARAG:Numbness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 numbness numbness &c.(physical insensibility) 376 Sgm: N 1 anaesthesia anaesthesia Sgm: N 1 pins and needles pins and needles PARAG:Numbness >V GRP:… …   English dictionary for students

  • numbness — Indefinite term for abnormal sensation, including absent or reduced sensory perception as well as paresthesias. * * * numb·ness n reduced sensibility to touch <facial numbness> * * * numb·ness (numґnis) anesthesia (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • numbness — numb ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deprived of the power of sensation. ► VERB ▪ make numb. DERIVATIVES numbly adverb numbness noun ORIGIN from obsolete nomen «taken», from Germanic …   English terms dictionary

  • numbness — See numbly. * * * …   Universalium

  • numbness — noun a) Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation. b) Inability or reduced ability to experience emotion. Syn: hypesthesia …   Wiktionary

  • numbness — Synonyms and related words: acedia, aloofness, analgesia, anesthesia, apathy, ataraxia, ataraxy, benumbedness, blah, blahs, callousness, comatoseness, deadness, detachment, disinterest, dispassion, dullness, electronarcosis, heartlessness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • numbness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deadness, anesthesia, stupefaction, dullness, insensitivity, insensibility, paralysis, loss of motion, loss of sensation …   English dictionary for students

  • numbness — numb|ness [ nʌmnəs ] noun uncount the condition of not being able to feel in a part of your body …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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